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ZECNT Acts Wins a 2012 Christian Book Award! [Plus an Exclusive Download for Our Readers]

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ActsexegeticalWe are thrilled to announce that the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New
Testament, Acts
,
by Eckhard Schnabel, was selected as the winner of
a 2012 Christian Book Award in the Bible Reference category!

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The Christian Book Awards, established by ECPA in 1978 as the Gold Medallion Book Awards, recognize the absolute highest quality in Christian books. Based on excellence in content, literary quality, design, and impact, the Christian Book Awards are the oldest and among the most prestigious in the religious publishing industry. 

Other recent award winners in the Bible Reference category include the Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, edited by Glen G. Scorgie (2012); and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament, John H. Walton, general editor (2011).

ECPA Christian Book Awards 2013 (96)

Tracy Danz (L), VP & Publisher, Trade Non-Fiction, accepting the award on behalf of Zondervan

To celebrate the news, we are offering our readers a exclusive free sampler of Schnabel’s commentary!

The sampler covers Paul's trial before Agrippa, including the memorable passage below.

26:28 Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to become a Christian? (ὁ δὲ Ἀγρίππας πρὸς τὸν Παῦλον ἐν ὀλίγῳ με πείθεις  Χριστιανὸν ποιῆσαι).


9780310243670_31Agrippa’s reaction to Paul’s challenge is an expression of incredulity concerning Paul’s effort to make him a Christian. The meaning of the statement is contested. The most plausible interpretation of the prepositional phrase used here (ἐν ὀλίγῳ) is a temporal understanding: “in such a short time” (or instrumental: “with a little more time”).

While it is not impossible that the tone of Agrippa’s answer is ironic, Paul’s response in v. 29 suggests that Agrippa may have been serious. Perhaps he stands between earnest consideration and irony.

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